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Jackfruit Appam | Foxtail millet sweet appam with jackfruit

Jackfruit appam, sweet appams made with foxtail millet, jaggery and luscious jackfruits. A delicious sweet made for Karthigai festival in Tamilnadu.
Course Dessert, Festival, Festive
Cuisine Indian
Keyword jackfruits, Karthigai deepam appam recipe, Paniyaram recipe, Sweet appam recipe, Sweet paniyaram recipe
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Paniyaram pan/Ableskiver pan


  • 1 cup foxtail millet thinai arisi
  • 4 nos jackfruit pieces, chopped seed removed
  • ¾ cup powdered jaggery
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated coconut optional
  • 2-3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 4 nos cardamom seeds alone
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ghee for cooking the appams coconut oil can be used for vegan option


  • Wash and soak the millet in water for 2-3 hours.After the said time, drain the water, take the millets along with jackfruit pieces, cardamom, jaggery into mixer. Grind it smooth without adding water
  • Remove the batter to another vessel. Let it sit for 10 minutes. To this add rice flour and baking soda and whisk well to combine.
  • Heat a paniyaram pan/Abelskiver pan, keep the flame simmer, add a drop of oil/ghee in each hole of the paniyaram/abelskiver pan, pour batter upto ¾th of each hole. 
  • Add another drop of oil/ghee on each hole, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep the flame simmer all through. 
  • After 2 or 3 minutes, remove the cover, using a fork and turn each appam/abelskiver to the other side. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove it to another serving bowl. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve it warm. Leftovers can be refrigerated. If serving from the fridge, reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds and serve warm to enjoy the juicy flavors